School Closure - Useful Online Learning Information
Here are some links for you to use to support home learning. I will keep updating these regularly.
RWI Speed Sound Lessons
Ruth Miskin is offering daily speed sound lessons on her YouTube channel. They are streamed live and then available for 24 hours.
Set 1 sounds: 9:30am
Set 2 sounds: 10am
Set 3 sounds 10:30am.
Phonics Play have given everyone free access during school closures.
Log in using:
Click on Phase 3 to Phase 5 activities. These games support the learning we have done in school.
Picnic on Pluto is one of our favourites. I wonder if you can see why. Children sound out the word, remembering to spot any special friend sounds first, then they decide if it is a real word or a nonsense word!
This website is for our Year 2 children. They can quiz on most Oxford Owl books as well as other books you have at home.
To log in use your child's initial and first four letters of their surname and the password is abc.
Once you are logged in, click on the orange Accelerated Reader button (3rd along), search for the book and then the quiz should appear. Good luck!
Lots of games to help learn the spelling rules and those tricky Common Exception Words too!
Log in details have been sent through email.
Alphablocks – Lots of games and quizzes linked to phonics https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
Head over to Oxford Owl and access to FREE eBooks online! Using the log in details below, your child can access all of the reading books that they would normally read from our school library!
Username: Christ Church Red
David Walliams – Elevenses
The author we all love – David Walliams – is releasing an audio story every day as part of ‘Elevenses’. Head over to his website to listen! You can also access a range of other audio books read by David Walliams on the app SoundCloud.
White Rose Maths
White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Access the website here - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
There is also an area on the website specifically for each year group.
Year 1: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Year 2: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
The Maths Factor
Let Carol Vorderman teach your child Maths! This website usually asks £2 week subscription, but for the foreseeable future, it is free! Head over to the website to sign up.
Access the website here - https://www.themathsfactor.com/
There are games and interactive activities, as well as a ‘traditional lesson’.
Lots of interactive number and sound games. The children have used this in school, so should know how to play most of the games.
Numberblocks – As above but with numbers! We use these lots when teaching the children about number. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Joe Wicks – Live Stream PE sessions
Joe Wicks 'The body coach' will be doing daily PE lessons live on YouTube for all the family live at 9.00am - might be a good way to burn off some energy! youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
A fantastic YouTube channel with lots of yoga videos for children. We sometimes put these on in class. They often follow a story and are really simple to do! https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
We love our P4C lessons in school. Here is a website to get you talking and discussing some BIG questions. There is also a link on this page to What's the big idea? which the children love and a weekly activity pack will be added for children aged 3+ that can be downloaded.
Oak National Academy
This is a new website with lots of lessons and interactive resources for the children to have a go at. You will find lessons for Literacy, Maths and other areas of the curriculum to have a go at.
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons
Daily lessons for lots of different subject areas are available. Just click on the year group and choose the different lessons you fancy trying! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
All children have existing accounts on 'Purple Mash'. PM has lots of different online games and activities for them to explore at their leisure. All individual log in details are in the packs. If you do not have your child's log in please email me, and I can sort it out for you. purplemash.com/christ-ws3
This is an online resource bank that has 1000's of resources right from Nursery to GCSE, so is suitable for all children! It has lots of games, stories, sheets to print out, as well as lots of mindfulness resources. They have sent me a code to pass on to parents for 1 months free 'ultimate' subscription (ultimate subscription is usually around £80!) - It may be that they extend this as the situation develops. All you need to do is go to twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures sign up using an email address and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS this should then give you free access.
Classroom Secrets KIDS
Your child has had an account created for this website. They have unlimited access to online activities and games for free. Your child's teacher has already send you your child's login details - if you do not have these, please email the class teacher for more information.
Access the website here - kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/my-account/
Edinburgh Zoo Live Webcams
Pandas, penguins, tigers and koalas! What’s not to love! Check out these live streams of some amazing animals! edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/
Hi All, Mrs Dunning here. I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
Each week, I am going to post a Science experiment for you to have a go at if you would like too. Don't forget to send in pictures to show us if your experiment worked! You could also send in your prediction and results.
Moving Stick Man
Dry wipe/ erase marker pen
Draw a stick figure on the plate with the dry wipe marker. Add water to the plate to see what happens.
Can you predict what will happen when the water goes over the stick figure?
What happened when the water went over the stick figure? Was your prediction correct?
Here is a link to a video to show you what should happen -
The Science Bit...
Permanent indelible markers, like the kind that Sharpie makes, rely on inks with a strong adhesive to stick to almost any surface you write on. But dry wipe/erase markers use inks with a minimal adhesive, making notes and drawings that can be easily wiped away afterwards.
The ink in dry erase markers is also insoluble. That means it can’t be dissolved in a liquid, and more importantly, it means it’s less dense than water. When you pour water onto a dry erase stick figure doodled on a smooth surface, a strong buoyancy force overcomes the stickiness of the ink, pulling the doodle off the surface and causing it to magically float on the water.
I hope you enjoyed your Easter break and you are now ready for more exciting learning at home.
Every day, I will be adding a daily task sheet below for you to work on at home.
As well as these activities, there are many online jobs you can do such as Purple Mash 2Dos, Spelling Shed Assignments and TT Rockstars challenges that I will set each week.
Please remember to send me a picture of your learning! I cannot wait to see what you are doing at home.
A message from Mrs Smith
It is such a strange time to be a teacher at the moment and not seeing your smiling faces every morning!
I hope you are all staying safe and being good for the grown ups at home.
While school is closed, I will be sending emails with lots of activity ideas attached as well as a Marvellous Me each day with your daily challenge on. There are also lots of online resources posted below.
If you have any work you want to send to me, just ask an adult at home to send it on an email. You could even type me a little message- that would be lovely!
Remember to wash your hands, be safe and be good!
See you soon,